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  1. #1
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    Default Professional home inspection?

    I'm going to inspect my first bunch of potential investment properties tomorrow!

    I'm using an inspection template which goes through various aspects of the home. However, I have never done this before, and will just use the template as a guide to tick things off.
    Once I've inspected the place myself, do I need professionals to inspect it too - such as termite inspections, or some other professional home inspection to check whether things are in working order and are fine?

    Or will the inspection that I personally conducted be enough?
    Last edited by Perry; 12-04-2012 at 08:35 PM. Reason: fixed typo

  2. #2
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    It is good you are inspecting the property yourself.

    once you seen it done the numbers and feel that it maybe for you it is recommended to higher the service of a pre purchase property/home inspection company. depend on the property cost usually starts at $350 onwards.
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  3. #3
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    NZ has termites?

  4. #4
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    Depends if you feel confident enough to identify breaches of the Building code / unpermitted extentions/ building defects etc. Otherwise it would pay to get a Pre Purchase inspection done - they are limited without ripping into walls but a good Building surveyor (http://www.buildingsurveyors.co.nz/panel/membersnear) should be able to identify possible issues. Talk to your lawyer about it before signing a Sale and puchase agreement.

  5. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLiberalLeft View Post
    NZ has termites?
    I believe so.....I recall reading sometime ago that there the pesky varmites had made themselves at home somewhere in Otarahanga/Otrehaunga/Otrahunga ....err south of AK

  6. #6

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    After you have chosen a property, get a good inspector. try nocowboys.co.nz. I used one inspector that only gave me information I could see for myself, and didn't buy that property. I found another who was really good. Unless you really know what you are doing, it is worthwhile insurance.


 

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